Jeffrey Lewis & the Voltage with Frankie Moon
doors at 7:30pm
$15 day of show
$2 off for SPACE members
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Songwriter and comix artist Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes in New York City in 1998; his critically acclaimed, unusual and word-dense songs lead to Jeffrey signing to Rough Trade Records in 2001 (record label of The Smiths, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc.). Slinging a brilliant style of scuzzy urban indie-rock-folk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb, Jeffrey has played countless gigs all over the world, both solo and with bandmates, including playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall, Dr. Dog, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines, and more.
His most recent official album is “Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring” released on Don Giovanni Records (USA) and Moshi Moshi Records (internationally) in November 2019 (garnering rave reviews), but Jeffrey has also digitally self-released three DIY albums from his apartment since the pandemic started. Jeffrey continues to wring folksy spiel and garage bohemianism from his ramshackle guitar, whether with his full band or solo, while sometimes incorporating his often politically subversive visual artwork and cartoons into live appearances. Some of these audio/visual projects have been hosted on History.com, such as “The Story of Sitting Bull,” a Jeffrey Lewis illustrated song which won a Webby Award in 2011 for “Best Writing on the Internet;” Jeffrey’s “The Story of Keith Haring” was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 2021.
As of 2022 the 4-piece line-up of Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage includes Mallory Feuer on violin and keyboard, Mem Pahl on bass and Brent Cole on drums.
“Weird? Very… but also downright inspiring” – Rolling Stone
“Jeffrey Lewis is an amazing musician, and if you don’t know his songs you probably have a hole in your heart that can only be filled by his words… I did!” – Regina Spektor
“Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter” – Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
“Jeffrey is the best pure songwriter I know of… ‘Sad Screaming Old Man’… is one of my favorite songs ever written” – David Berman (Silver Jews and Purple Mountains)
“Jeffrey is the only artist I’ve sent fan mail to.” – Jens Lekman
“Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting… There’s not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music.” – Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy)
In 2014 Frankie Moon (aka Michael Spaulding) began establishing himself as a solo artist in the Maine DIY folk-punk scene. After a few years developing his sound, he put together a group of driven like-minded musicians. His band (Dave Matthewses Band or DMB) have arrived. After a few years of shows, several solo releases and a full band release (2019’s The Dark Side of Frankie Moon), they have been winning over crowds, both in and out of Maine, honing their craft and preparing for a second full band release in the fall of 2022. With their heart-on-their-sleeve aesthetic, energetic live shows and their addicting and honest brand of indie-punk, Frankie Moon and his band are poised to become your next favorite artist.